This unique Nutcracker performance pits the classical (Tchaikovsky) and jazz (Duke Ellington/Billy Strayhorn) versions of the holiday favorite in a spectacular side-by-side showdown. Curated by Dance Chicago, the program features members of Axiom Brass and Music Institute of Chicago Ensemble-in Residence, Quintet Attacca. The performance is a family-friendly 60 minutes.
By purchasing a ticket, you acknowledge and agree to the following:
Nichols Concert Hall is currently operating at full capacity, subject to future changes mandated by the State of Illinois, CDC, or other applicable local authorities.
To ensure the safety of all persons on site, the Music Institute of Chicago requires all visitors ages 2 and up to wear a mask over their nose and mouth for the duration of their stay. Masks will be provided to those who do not have them. If you are exhibiting any symptoms of COVID-19 the day of an event, including fever, shortness of breath or coughing, do not attend the event.
Please note: All artists and staff on site must be fully vaccinated. Vaccinated performers and presenters are not required to wear masks while on stage.
Let's keep each other healthy and safe as we enjoy the unforgettable experience of live music together.